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Zen Breath by Susan A Becker
My Kerchief by Susan A Becker
Forever Yours by Susan A Becker
Spaniel The Eyes Have It by Susan A Becker
Siamese in Blue by Susan A Becker
Puff Ball by Susan A Becker
West Highland Terrier Reporting for Duty by Susan A Becker
A Giant Continental Rabbit by Susan A Becker
Black Lab Forever by Susan A Becker
Black Lab No Ordinary Love by Susan A Becker
Summer Breeze by Susan A Becker
All Yours by Susan A Becker
Hanoverian Warmblood Sport Horse by Susan A Becker
Black Lab Prize by Susan A Becker
Italian Spinoni by Susan A Becker
Be Bop A Lula by Susan A Becker
Such a Spaniel by Susan A Becker
Treasured Lab by Susan A Becker
Till There Was You by Susan A Becker
Colorado Trail Buddy by Susan A Becker
Eye on the Prize by Susan A Becker
Treasured Fur Child by Susan A Becker
Little Heartbeat at My Feet by Susan A Becker
Turtle Study by Susan A Becker
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About Susan A Becker
I create intimate, intense animal portraiture that interprets a pet’s sense of dignity and their unique personality of joy, desire, or even sorrow, so that each furry individual can be celebrated and cherished, both in the moment, and for life. My imagery celebrates a special presence, an inner spark that connects to ours. I hope my art brings joy to animal lovers, raises funds for animal advocacy, and inspires others to learn about and protect our precious friends.
Portraying these personalities is a passion for me, a deep kind of intimacy. My sense of time, age and gender seem to disappear when I am at my easel. What emerges from my canvases are vibrant interpretations and translations in oil, designed to touch a person's heart. These paintings are windows into the furriest souls as I see them, tangible, yet magical salutes to the animal-human emotional connection.
Through use of intense oil color, unusual texture (often with palette knife) and a slight sense of motion, an individual essence and sense of spirit is developed. The eyes are created first so that right from the start, there is another being here to celebrate and play with me, quite a personal and sensual experience. It feels as if I come to know each individual intimately, bonding in the hours we spend together in creative process. I fall in love with every animal I paint.
My paintings have been exhibited in Colorado at the Foothills Art Center in Golden, Lakewood Cultural Center, Mt. Vernon Country Club, Barnes & Noble Booksellers, Lakewood Arts Council, Miner’s Alley Playhouse in Golden, Center for the Arts in Evergreen, Red Rocks Community College, Cat Care Society in Lakewood and Whole Foods at Denver West. Over 175 commissioned paintings are in private collections throughout the country.
When not making art, I ride the perfect and most lovable Thoroughbred “Geppetto” through the Rocky Mountains. I am an animal advocate and hospice volunteer.
A B.A. in Political Science was earned at the University of Texas and an M.A. and Ed.S in Counseling earned at the University of Colorado. From 1976 - 2000, I managed the Boettcher Mansion historic event site on Lookout Mountain above Golden, Colorado.
In earlier times, I taught high school creative writing in Anchorage, Alaska. Having served as a Vista Volunteer (domestic Peace Corp) in Houston, Texas, I then became a Vista Trainer, introducing volunteers into projects in Colorado, Wyoming, Montana and Utah.
I am an animal advocate and hospice volunteer. Profits from artwork are donated to animal rights organizations.
My art interest began in 2003 and includes studying with artists Jane Jones, Steve Tracy, J.D. Hillberry and Don Sahli.